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This cuvée comes from 4 parcels situated mid-slope and spread in homogenous fashion over the whole appellation. The soils are deep and made up in equal parts of limestone and clay, giving the wine lovely balance and great length on the palate. It is a terroir that is very representative of the appellation Corton. The vines average 35 years old and face east.
Trace of new oak combines beautifully with an abundance of Vosne spice and rounded, spicy, nicely precise flavors and superb length. This is a big, structured, muscular Echézeaux with solid density that is almost painfully intense. Not especially subtle at this point but everything is here to enjoy a long life and it offers excellent potential... I have always admired the honest, frank wines Daniel Bocquenet and his small 4.5 ha domaine. The wines age amazingly well and often confound blind tasters with their youthfulness, especially in lesser vintages. His vinification approach is simple and more or less traditional with the only departures being the addition of enzymes for clarification and a débourbage that lasts a full month, as opposed to the normal 24 to 48 hours. The wines are racked into 100% new oak barrels and bottled without fining or filtration. (1/2002)
In Remington Norman and Charles Taylor's book, The Great Domaines of Burgundy, Les Vergelesses and Ile des Vergelesses are described as top sites in the village of Pernand-Vergelesses "wines of weight and structure, capable of aging for 20 years or more."
These vines are found mid-slope on a slight incline facing east and their soil is shared between clay and limestone in medium deep ground, making this an exceptional terroir. The vines were planted in several phases, with an average age of 42 years.
"This too is quite restrained with almost exclusively red berry fruit and intense floral aromas that are high-toned and pure while complementing the supple, textured, dusty and extremely precise flavors that exude a quiet power on the brooding and linear finish that delivers outstanding length. This will require every bit of a decade to resolve the very firm structure. This is less elegant than the 1er but more powerful and the distinguishing character of the '06 Bonnes Mares is the serenity that it projects. I thought that it would be good but this knocks on the door of being genuinely great." -Burghound
" Mint, concentrated red and black fruits, smoked meat, and black pepper pungently scent the De Vogue 2006 Bonnes Mares. These migrate with almost implosive intensity to a palate lushly textured though finely tannic and almost implacably dense yet shot through with electric energy. Here are both the caressing and invigorating aspects at once present in so many of the best 2006s, each accentuated. Like so many young wines of its appellation, this is relatively backward and slightly unruly, but the longer the wine takes on air the more both its senses of richness and energy are enhanced." -Wine Advocate
Domaine de Vogue Musigny Vielles Vignes 2011 750mL
Domaine de Vogue Musigny Vielles Vignes 2013 750mL
Cherry blossom and clean, bright red fruit on the nose, backed up with hints of black tar, chocolate and licorice. On the palate, the texture is positively chewy and rich, with notes of cherry and fresh strawberries firm tannins. It finishes completely dry lean and meaty. For the money it's stunning. It's drinking fantastically now (especially with an hour's decanting), but I'm going to keep some around to see what happens in 5-7 years.
This blend from five Beaune Premier Crus was made to celebrate the Potel family's 50 years in wine. It is a richly structured, beautiful wine with its dark tannins and black fruit showing so well. Concentrated from the low yielding old vines, the wine is packed with fruits and acidity that are developing slowly. Drink from 2020.
Food pairing : This Mercurey will pair really well with game, lamb, duck, chicken.
The grapes are harvested manually in small cases of 10 kilos each. After being tansported as quickly as possible to the winery they are rigorously sorted on a vibrating sorting table. Depending on the year and the cuvée, 95% of the grapes are subsequently destemmed. Grapes undergo a cold soak for 4 to 5 days before fermentation starts. Fermentation takes about 3 weeks. This wines age in oak barrels for ten months, with 30 to 45% new oak.
An utterly beguiling wine, the 2011 Charmes-Chambertin Les Mazoyères is constantly changing in the glass. Violets, sage, rosemary, pipe tobacco and cedar meld into a core of deep, resonant black fruit. The 2011 is marked by cool veins of minerality that give the wine its piercing intensity and brightness. At times polished and refined while at other times wilder and more extroverted, the 2011 impresses for its multiple shades of contrast. What a gorgeous wine this is. The 2011 was done with 80% whole clusters and aged in 80% new oak. This is even better from bottle than it was from barrel. (AG) (3/2014)
Le Clos-Vougeot is closely linked to the history of Burgundy wine. Founded around 1150 by the Cistercian monks, the Clos-Vougeot, entirely enclosed by dry stone walls dating back five centuries, covers 50 hectares of vineyards in one piece and stands out by its location, history and especially its fine wines. .
Today, about 80 owners - including the Domaine de Montille - share this prestigious enclosure. Our plot (0.29 hectare) is located at the top of the "Dix Journaux" climate (dividing the Clos in three thirds, it is the lower part of the upper third) and has a good slope.
There is a wide variety of Clos-Vougeot given the differences in soils and the styles of the winemakers. Ours is clearly on the elegance more than the power and it is a proximity with the Lovers and the Musigny that we want to underline. This finesse is carried by the mastered force specific to the terroir of the upper part of Clos-Vougeot.